Laureen Robinson is the HR Manager at BanyanGlobal. She plays a key role in developing, implementing, and managing the firm’s Human Resources programs and is responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of Banyan’s people processes.
Born and raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Laureen spent 11 years exploring and working in different geographies that allowed her to steep herself in cultural diversity: Miami, Paris, Portland (Oregon) and, most recently, Phoenix. She returned to Massachusetts in 2012 to be closer to her family and to return to the community she loves.
Before joining Banyan, Laureen worked as an Executive Assistant for a Vice President at a Boston-area biotech company, which manufactures living skin substitutes for patients with chronic wounds. Most of her career, however, was spent working as a civil litigation Legal Secretary and Paralegal for a knot of law firms in Phoenix. She developed experience in the fields of securities, antitrust, business, real estate and construction law, as well as international arbitration.
Laureen received a Bachelor of Arts in History, with a specialization in global diplomatic and social history, from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. It was at Portland State that she became deeply involved in global women’s social issues. She currently sponsors an international humanitarian group that helps female survivors of war-torn countries rebuild their lives.
After graduating, Laureen focused on running and completed her first marathon, soon followed by several half marathons, 10ks, and 5ks. Laureen’s current focus is on practicing Vinyasa yoga and developing new recipes that integrate her favorite international cuisines.